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Reviews are on the way!

We already know this review: https://www.gigwise.com/features/3310961/six-things-we-learned-from-the-chemical-brothers-new-album-playback

This is in spanish, says that Banjo is the most "outstanding" song, the album has many minimalist sounds and again refers to the space travel with Gravity Drops and The Universe Sent Me. The lowest point on the album is Catch Me I'm Falling: https://bizarro.fm/2019/04/the-chemical-brothers-no-geography/



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Thanks!

I was confused for a moment when the translator showed this:

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No Geography nos deja ver de nuevo lo sublime que pueden ser un par de genios musicales como Tod y Ed, ...
As Tod means death in German. :D
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Can you imagine ..... an extra-terrestrial disc jockey? Like, listening to radio waves from space? It was unbelievable!


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In this review it seems that the journalist did not listen to the album, he only talks about the singles. Anyway, 4/5 stars:
https://aestheticmagazinetoronto.com/2019/04/08/album-review-the-chemical-brothers-no-geography/

9/10 review! "The discordant sounds of ‘Gravity Drops’ disorientates before the haunting ‘The Universe Sent Me’ emerges as a cry of surrender to the beat, with the relentless refrain “I cave in”. GOD! i need to listen this two tracks together:
https://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/the-chemical-brothers-no-geography


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The positive reviews are so promising! I know we shouldn’t care what others think and we can form our own opinions, but good reviews are always a plus!! I can’t wait to hear it all myself and in full album context.

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Waiting the review of TheChemBase Forum. Will be 10 times more promising indeed  ;D


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https://twitter.com/NME/status/1115993657679781889
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(‘Exit Planet Dust’, ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ and ‘No Surrender’)
Also, Come With Them, Push the Butt, We Are the Knight and Furthermore!
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Don't forget "Born in the Ghetto"

Lolz :)) :)) :))

So, NME says it light years ahead of their peers eh!

But what I'm really waiting for is the pitchfork review. :P

ok my turn.....Poops of Fury! I'll see myself out
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http://razzletazzle.com/music/review-the-chemical-brothers-beats-are-still-big-on-no-geography/2019/04/11/

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Give it up for the Chemical Brothers. Genres and trends come and go, festival gods rise and fall. Yet Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons stay eternally true to their block rocking vision. The duo has now outlasted two stupidly-named marketing gimmicks designed to sell dance music to normals: electronica (which they sort of helped invent in the Nineties) and EDM (which they’ve admirably ignored throughout the last decade). Their last album, 2016’s Born in the Echoes, stuck with a formula that’s worked for them for a quarter century: dancefloor bangers plus  psychedelia plus big-name cameos (in this case Q-Tip, Beck and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark). Their ninth LP clears out the guest stars to go in a ravier, heavier direction, while also suggesting a stock-taking introspect and angst worthy of their august status and our precarious times.

Titles like “Eve of Destruction” and “Mad As Hell” underscore an awareness on their part that peace, love, unity and respect are in short supply in the Trump/Brexit era. But the album’s feel and sound is resiliently explosive, especially on the three-song mini mega-mix of sorts that kicks things off, a big beat suite following a narrative arc from apocalypse (“Eve of Destruction”) to defiance (“Bango,” which contains the vocal hook “I won’t back down / Give me my thunder”) to wide-open borderless promise (the bell-ringing rouser “No Geography”).

The rest of the album feels a little more perfunctory, never quite being of a piece a la their euphoric 2010 return-to-form Further, or offering uniquely memorable high-points a la Born in the Echoes’ “Tomorrow Never Knows”-tinged face-melter “I’ll See You There.” While recording No Geography, the duo broke out the same gear they used to create Nineties classics Exit Planet Dust and Dig Your Own Hole, but tracks like the classic acid throwdown “Free Yourself” and the Seventies soul-sampling electro-squelch-fest “We’ve Got To Try,” while synapse-nuking fun, echo past greatness without feeling revelatory in their own right. The album ends with the setting-sun distress and golden dissonance of “Catch Me I’m Falling,” a ballad about loss demonstrating that even when they’re merely taking care of business, they can capture a classic pop emotion better than pretty much all of their peers of followers. Here’s to 25 years of chasing the next one.
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http://razzletazzle.com/music/review-the-chemical-brothers-beats-are-still-big-on-no-geography/2019/04/11/


LOl at the PLUR reference

Aside from This is not a game/taste of honey, They really did generally dodge the EDM sound.
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Pitchfork like it, but they make sure to take a cheap shot on WATN

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/the-chemical-brothers-no-geography/

I feel filthy posting reviews from them



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Nice reviews (except for the Rolling Stone one, which my takeaway is ‘old man yells at cloud’ but even that one had its bright spots.

All the reviews so far point to the Chems’ endurance over the years. And that’s a good thing.
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